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Comment Re:so the European Comission admits it? (Score 1) 212

So, low taxes attract jobs after all? And the European Commission admits it?

ReRTFA & its quite clear that the motivation in quote you're referring to ("motivated by employment considerations") is assigned to Irish Tax Officials and not to the European Commission. They're not admitting a thing.

Note: I have no pony in this race & have no opinion on whether tax breaks create jobs or not. But your referenced quote is not the smoking gun you make it out to be.

Comment Re:If you meant ugly when you said stunning (Score 1) 222

To judge the comparison fairly, one must consider the setting

Finally! An intelligent response.

Consider tho', that most oil refineries are built on rivers or oceanfront (for shipping access & water for cooling). Most refineries are in spots of great natural beauty - you just don't think of them like that, because the refinery has made the area hideous for decades.

And if we're considering the setting, lets also consider the smell, the polluting smoke, the respiratory problems nearby residents will suffer from, the random fine sprays of oil you get in your convertible driving to close to one (seriously).

Comment Re:If you meant ugly when you said stunning (Score 3, Insightful) 222

Allrightee, how about we just cut the bullshit & go back to your original statement - the one I'm calling out as dishonest:

If you meant ugly when you said stunning, I'll agree. Those pictures are about as pleasing as a triptych of oil refineries in NJ.

Sure, beauty is totally subjective, but few honest people rate an oil refinery as pleasing to the eye as a wind farm. Do you? How about you link to a picture (or three) of NJ oil refineries that you find of equal (or greater) pleasantness than one of the pictures in the article.

Comment Re:If you meant ugly when you said stunning (Score 4, Insightful) 222

Hold on, I linked to two google images searches - both of which had hundreds of images of oil refineries or offshore wind farms.

You cherry picked two wind farms (and not off-shore ones at that), both of which are against a fairly unattractive landscape, but are still more attractive to me than any oil refinery I've seen.

Sure, beauty is totally subjective, but few honest people rate an oil refinery as beautiful as a wind farm.

How about you post side-by-side pictures of an oil refinery you consider as attractive as a wind farm?

Comment Re:If you meant ugly when you said stunning (Score 5, Insightful) 222

I'll agree. Those pictures are about as pleasing as a triptych of oil refineries in NJ.

If anyone wants to judge for themselves, just how foolish this particular statement is, check out:

New Jersey Oil Refinery vs Off Shore Wind Farms.

Sure, beauty is totally subjective, but few honest people rate an oil refinery as more beautiful than a windfarm.

Comment Linux FIRST to implement ASLR. (Score 4, Interesting) 73

OK, I know you're trolling, but in case anyone is stupid enough to believe you:

From Wikipedia's ASLR page:

History

The Linux PaX project first coined the term "ASLR", and published the first design and implementation of ASLR in July 2001. It is seen as the most complete implementation, providing also kernel stack randomization since October 2002. Compared to other implementations, it is also seen to provide the best layout randomization.

Comment Re:And what? (Score 2) 209

I'm sure the MAFIAA is oh so terrified of the protesters who after a day or so will get tired, go home, and watch a movie and listen to some music.

You know, what? I reckon the people behind AFACT are truly terrified of people getting tired, going home, and watching a movie and listening to some music that they've downloaded from a non AFACT site.

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